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California is Back at the Center of Plastics Recycling Debate
09.14.2021

Producers would need to meet strict criteria to use the “chasing arrows” symbol on their plastic packaging in California under a bill approved by lawmakers last week. An industry group says the move will harm...

Liquibox Celebrates Grand Opening of Madrid Super-factory
09.14.2021

Liquibox held a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony for their newest Center of Excellence in Madrid, Spain, a move that will strengthen the company’s position as a leader of sustainable bag-in-box packaging in the European market. Liquibox...

Michelman’s Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI)-Certified Compostable Coatings Receive Multiple International Awards
09.14.2021

Michem® Coat 525, one of Michelman's recently Biodegradable Products Institute's (BPI)-certified compostable coatings, obtained the Silver Award for Innovative Packaging Materials at China's 2021 PACKCON Star Awards. Michelman China submitted the containers applied with this...

Packaging Design Award Showcases ProAmpac’s Collaborative Innovation
09.14.2021

ProAmpac, a leader in flexible packaging and material science, welcomed its most recent award from Graphic Design USA, calling the recognition a tribute to the design of the “Jungle Juiced” pouch and an even bigger...

China to Ramp Up Recycling, Incineration in New Plastic Pollution Push
09.14.2021

China will boost its plastic recycling and incineration capabilities, promote "green" plastic products and take action against the overuse of plastic in packaging and agriculture, it said in a 2021-2025 "five-year plan" published on Wednesday....

HolyGrail 2.0 Reaches Milestone with First Prototype Detection Sorting Unit
09.13.2021

Developed by the machine vendor Pellenc ST and the digital watermarks technology provider Digimarc, the prototype, which combines the digital watermarks technology and NIR/VIS infrared for sorting of packaging waste, achieved a >95% ejection rate....

TeraPlast Group Acquires the Polyethylene Films Production Line from Brikston Construction
09.13.2021

TeraPlast Group concluded an agreement with Brikston Construction Solutions to take over the polyethylene films production from the manufacturer in Sighisoara. “From the beginning of the year we have promised that the Group’s development shall...

Cosmo Films Ltd. Celebrates the Launch of Omni-Channel Petcare Brand Zigly with the Opening of the First Experience Centre in the Capital Today
09.13.2021

The capital today saw the launch of India’s first tech-enabled omni-channel pet-care platform, ZIGLY, with the opening of the largest pet-care experience centre and zigly.com. Inaugurated by pet-parents and promoters of parent company, Cosmo Films...

Group Representing Coke, Kellogg and Campbell Soup Have Concerns About Biden's Vaccine Order
09.13.2021

The trade group that represents consumer brands including Coca-Cola (KO), Kellogg (K) and Campbell Soup (CPB) fired off a letter to President Joe Biden on Monday with a laundry list of questions about his new...

PPC Flexible Packaging Announces Acquisition of Consumer Packaging Group
09.10.2021

PPC Flexible Packing LLC, a leading provider of custom flexible packaging, announced the acquisition of Hartland, WI – based Consumer Packaging Group. CPG is the eighth acquisition of specialty and differentiated flexible packaging firms by...

Label Traxx Appoints New President
09.10.2021

With an eye on growth and continued product development, Rob Mayerson has been appointed President of MIS Software Developer Label Traxx. Mayerson brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise from leading organizations in the...

Taghleef Adds Davis-Standard Liquid Coating Line for OPP Films
09.09.2021

Global industry leader, Taghleef Industries, installed a custom Davis-Standard liquid coating line at its facility in Terre Haute, Indiana, to support new markets in coated OPP films. Taghleef is one of the world’s largest suppliers...

Global Economy Passes Pre-COVID GDP as Business Investments Pick Up; Risks Remain
09.08.2021

In the second quarter of 2021, the global economy surpassed the pre-pandemic GDP from fourth quarter 2019, according to “PMMI State of the Industry US Packaging Machinery Report” by PMMI Business Intelligence. The Asia-Pacific region...

Liquibox Returns to PACK EXPO with a Refreshing Perspective on Bag-in-Box Packaging
09.08.2021

Liquibox, a long-time exhibitor at PACK EXPO events, will be back with a plan to offer a unique visitor experience that will showcase bag-in-box packaging, and their newest innovations, with a fresh angle. Since the...

Walmart Boosts Its North American Recycled Plastic Usage
09.08.2021

Walmart has increased the percentage of post-consumer resin used in its private label packaging in North America, but the number is flat globally. Around the world, Walmart used about 2.87 billion pounds of plastic in...

Davis-Standard’s Packaging Innovations at Pack Expo
09.08.2021

Davis-Standard will promote a range of equipment solutions for packaging applications at booth SU7473 during Pack Expo, September 27-29, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nev. Davis-Standard will highlight extrusion and converting platforms in cast film, blown...

Descartes Announces Fiscal 2022 Second Quarter Financial Results
09.08.2021

The Descartes Systems Group Inc. announced its financial results for its fiscal 2022 second quarter (Q2FY22). All financial results referenced are in United States (US) currency and, unless otherwise indicated, are determined in accordance with...

Flint Group Announces Sale of XSYS Division to Lone Star affiliate
09.08.2021

Flint Group announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its XSYS division (“XSYS”), which specializes in the development and supply of printing plates, sleeves and adapters, and pre-press equipment to the packaging...

ePac Flexible Packaging Launches in Australia
09.08.2021

ePac Flexible Packaging (ePac), the industry leader in digital printing for flexible packaging, has launched in Australia, with its first manufacturing facility opening in Melbourne in the fourth quarter of 2021. Built entirely on breakthrough...

Recycling Goals, Leadership Stymied by Packaging Bill
09.08.2021

The California Legislature is considering a bill by state Sen. Ben Allen that would prohibit a broad spectrum of packaging and consumer products from being labeled with the familiar “chasing arrows” recycling symbol or any...

Paxiom Las Vegas Expansion Underway
09.08.2021

Paxiom is expanding to a 50,000 square foot facility located next to McCarran International Airport, 5 minutes from its current two Las Vegas facilities. The larger premises will provide additional space for new hires, system...

FPA Signs Floor Alert in Opposition to California SB 343
09.07.2021

SB 343 is MORE than just a labeling bill and establishes stringent criteria for what can be considered recyclable, and creates a definition of “recyclable” which will have impacts on all future legislation related to...

The ‘Game Changing’ Waste-to-Energy Technology That Could Catapult PharmAust’s Subsidiary Epichem Into a $70B Market
09.07.2021

Epichem’s novel technology that converts waste to energy is a game changer, and will take the company and parent PharmAust into the multi-billion dollar bioplastics and bio-ethanol energy markets. In early August, clinical stage biotech...

Plastic Pollution in Freshwater Lakes Could Become a Breeding Ground for Microscopic Algae That Benefit the Environment and Break Down the Plastic in Just Six Weeks, New Study Says
09.06.2021

Although plastic pollution is one of the major health threats to the world, a surge of it in freshwater lakes could have an unexpected benefit: a rise in oxygen. The plastic become a breeding ground...

Linde, Hydrogen Utopia to Deploy Plastic Waste-to-Hydrogen Technology in Poland
09.06.2021

Industrial gas and chemicals company Linde has signed an agreement with Hydrogen Utopia International to use its plastic waste-to-hydrogen technology in Poland, HUI said Sept. 6. HUI is targeting a Eur3/kg ($3.56/kg) hydrogen sales price,...

Soft Plastic Can Now be Put in Recycling Bins
09.06.2021

All clean plastic packaging waste including soft plastic can now be placed in Irish household recycling bins. Minister of State for the Circular Economy Ossian Smyth TD said soft plastic can be placed in the...

Strong S.A. Invests in a High Productive Comexi S1 DT to Automate Its Processes
09.02.2021

Comexi, a specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting industry, and Strong S.A., a company that specializes in the production of flexible packaging, have reached an agreement for the Uruguayan company to...

Wikoff Color Elects Tunji Taiwo to Board of Directors
09.02.2021

Wikoff Color is pleased to announce the recent election of Tunji Taiwo as a Director of the company. Tunji replaces Karl Warnke as the seventh Board member, effective August 31, 2021. Tunji is an entrepreneurial...

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